Stolen police guns traced to house in Likoni

Stolen police guns traced to house in Likoni

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An AK-47 rifle loaded with 27 rounds of ammunition . PHOTO/FILE

Mombasa, KENYA: Two stolen guns from slain police officers killed in Ukunda,Kwale county have been traced to a house in Likoni, this is according to police.

The two stolen guns, AK 47 loaded with ammunition, belonged to two police officers who were manning ACK church and  were gunned down on September 3 last month by suspected alshabaab returnees who later escaped using a motorcycle.

Likoni deputy county commissioner Erick Mulevu said intelligence reports have indicated that the two guns are hidden in Likoni and asked residents not to blame security agencies who are set to carry out “massive” search.

The Deputy county commissioner boss spoke on Wednesday during a baraza in Shikaadabu area in Likoni.

“The operation is coming,we have planned it and what we are asking you is to pass a message to those who are having the government guns to surrender,nothing else,” said the DCC.

He said multiagency security team team will carry out the operation in search of the guns from house to house.

A security source aware of the operation told Baraka FM on condition of anonymity that they were narrowing down the area so that it will be easier during the crackdown.

“Likoni is a big area with houses squeezed,it will be a bit tedious just to wake up one day and carry out the operation,we are in the final stage of gathering the information ,soon you will have big news,” said the source.

“The guns have not been used anywhere it would have been easier when you get a catridge it will indicate the type of gun,the guns have just been kept in a secluded place by the suspects,” added the source.

More security agencies in civilian are working closely with local security team in the area in information gathering.

Two police officers manning the ACK church in Ukunda were shot dead by the attackers who escaped with their riffles.

One officer died on the spot while the other one succumb while being taken to hospital.

Police have linked the killing of the two officers to al shabaab returnees suspected to have sneaked back into the country.

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